The implementation process of the terminal system began two weeks before start-up, and was up and running in time for the operational start of the new depot. GDL, which counts a number of shipping companies among its customers, is using the system to record gate in and out movements, plan the status of containers in the depot and obtain follow-up reports showing ship-owner and container type and status. The system records all historical data, which gives the terminal full control and traceability.
“We are very pleased with the fast and smooth implementation of the terminal system and we will soon increase the functionality with mobile units in the reachstackers,” said Mikael Andersson, manager unit loads at GDL.
Meanwhile Hogia’s CEO Bert-Inge Hogsved has been named Sweden’s IT entrepreneur of the year. The jury’s citation said: “As CEO for the Hogia group he has a strong driving force to implement an entrepreneurial way of work within his organisation. He … has taken the company during 29 years from a one-man company in the family basement to a successful group with more than 450 employees.” The Hogia group has recorded profits for 18 consecutive years and has a Dun and Bradstreet triple-A credit rating.